UNAIDS PCB NGO Delegation Update: April 2012 (pdf)
2012 NGO Report – Civil Society in the HIV Response: Urging UNAIDS Action in the HIV Funding Crisis
This year’s NGO Delegation annual report to the Programme Coordinating Board (PCB) addresses the worsening impact of reductions in funding for HIV on civil society, including people living with HIV and key populations. It is based on a review of evidence and case studies by constituents of the NGO Delegation. The report covers the realities of decreased bilateral and multi-lateral funding for and national investment in HIV and explores the impacts on civil society and its critical programmatic and advocacy contributions to responses to HIV.
In its report, the NGO Delegation is calling on UNAIDS to examine and report back at the 31st PCB meeting on how decreased funding for HIV impacts UNAIDS’ strategies and the ability to meet the goals laid out in the 2011 Political Declaration on HIV/AIDS. The report will be presented at the upcoming board meeting in June.
Register as an NGO Observer for the Next UNAIDS Board Meeting!
You can now register for the 30th Programme Coordinating Board meeting to be held at the World Health Organization in Geneva, Switzerland from 5-7 June 2012. Visit the UNAIDS registration page at http://pcbregistration.unaids.org. The deadline to apply is 21 May 2012. Check our website for more information and to find up-to-date documents.
Please note: Do NOT register unless you can obtain your own source of funding to attend. UNAIDS and the NGO Delegation are unfortunately not able to fund civil society observers. If you require a visa to attend the meeting in Geneva, you must request one from UNAIDS as soon as possible; UNAIDS does NOT automatically provide letters of invitation. Contact PCBregistration@unaids.org to obtain the necessary letter.
The 30th PCB agenda is now available in English and French. The three day meeting will include a presentation of the NGO Delegation’s annual report, follow-up to the 29th thematic on HIV and the law, a presentation on AIDS leadership, a closer look at proposals for Strategic Investment in the HIV response, a report on “AIDS, Security and Humanitarian Response”, and UNAIDS technical support, as well as a full day of speakers and debates on “Combination prevention: Addressing the urgent need to reinvigorate HIV prevention responses globally by scaling up and achieving synergies to halt and begin to reverse the spread of the AIDS epidemics”. Watch our website for agenda documents.
The Delegation’s Communications Facility is seeking a new host
The NGO Delegation’s Communications & Consultation Facility is hosted by organizations for two-year periods. It has been based at the International Council of AIDS Service Organizations (ICASO), Toronto, Canada since October 2010; previously, it was in Amsterdam, Netherlands at the World AIDS Campaign (WAC).
The deadline for submissions is 11 May 2012.
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